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Measuring Volume by Counting Unit Cubes!

Some of our home-schooled children have been learning about Volume during their Maths lessons.

Volume is the amount of space in a 3D Shape. It is measured in cubic units.

The children were able to find the volume of the shape by counting how many unit cubes fit inside it.

The students also got to write down the length, width, and depth and then work out the volume and surface area.

Resources such as multi-link cubes aided in making the shapes to work out the volume and surface area.

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BAKE OFF 2019!

Amazing Bake-Off Entries by Our Home-Schooled Students and Tutors!   Alhamdulillaah last Thursday was the end of another half term at the Tuition Club, and it ended in a joyful afternoon with the return of the Bake Off! We were extremely impressed by all the entries this year as the tables were heaving with delicious savoury and sweet treats related to a subject studied at the Tuition Club. The outcome showed remarkable creativity by both our home-schooled students and tutors. We Read more [...]

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Hurricanes and Extreme Weather Conditions-Science Project

One of our home-schooled children has been busy working on a Science project all about Hurricanes.

  • A hurricane is a huge, rapidly rotating storm.
  • When winds reach 74 miles per hour, a hurricane starts off.
  • Hurricanes can be up to 600 miles across and have strong winds of up to 200 mph.
  • Hurricanes occur with extreme weather conditions.

The project focused on what Hurricanes are and how to react if one approaches..

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Students Learn The Particles أَنَّ , إِنَّ and أَنْ in Arabic!

The particle inna (ان) is known as an accusative particle because of its effect on the case ending of its subject.

Like the verb kāna (كان), an accusative particle will take a subject and a predicate although with different case endings.

Because of this similarity, these particles are considered to be verb-like.

Students have been learning verbs and particles during their Arabic lessons at Tuition Club

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Healthy eating experiences in Geography!

In Geography, some of our home-schooled children have been exploring a Land and Water Map of Arizona. They have discussed that Arizona has deserts and these deserts are hot and dry. They are also sandy and rocky. Arizona has a large canyon which is a deep valley that has steep sides. To help them understand the concept further, tutors have included a food tasting activity which included tasting different types of food eaten in Arizona such as the Pitaya/Pitahaya (the fruit of several different Read more [...]

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Creating Mesmerising Marble Paintings in Art & Crafts!

Our home-schooled children have been creating some wonderful abstract work of art focusing on Marble painting. Marbling has been around for over 1000 years, with beautiful examples in ancient Turkish and Japanese texts. It is known as Suminagashi in Japan. Today there are artists who specialise in ancient marbling techniques. This was a fun and easy marble activity that allowed the children to self-direct their learning, while enhancing hand-eye co-ordination. The children got to create Read more [...]

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Developing watercolour painting techniques!

Our home-schooled children have been developing a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour and pattern, using watercolours to create a background. Firstly, the children used a small piece of paper to try out the watercolours. Then they used the skills to colour and create a picture of a hot air balloon. From the above activity the children were able to use different techniques to show a range of textures. They were also able to apply the techniques to a given image and identify Read more [...]

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Using Nets to Create 3D Shapes!

Our home-schooled students have been using nets to create 3D Shapes. 3D shapes such as cubes, cuboids and pyramids were made. The children were taught how to recognise, describe and build simple 3D shapes, including making nets. They were shown a cube and cuboid and then given some squared paper on which to make a net which helped them make an identical shape. This activity involved knowing what shapes are needed to make the net and knowledge of how it will all fit together. Children Read more [...]

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Students learn about different types of germs & bacteria!

In Science, our home-schooled children have been learning about different types of germs & bacteria. Germs are tiny organisms. They are so small that they are not visible to the naked eye and can only be seen using a microscope. Many germs are useful and keep our bodies healthy. Some types of germs are even used to make food like bread and cheese, or as medicine like antibiotics. Occasionally, germs can make us feel poorly. Only certain types of germs can have this effect. There are Read more [...]

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Learning Singular, dual and plural of nouns in Arabic!

Children have been learning Singular, dual and plural of nouns during their Arabic lessons. Nouns in Literary Arabic have three grammatical cases (nominative, accusative, and genitive [also used when the noun is governed by a preposition); three numbers (singular, dual and plural); two genders (masculine and feminine); and three "states" (indefinite, definite, and construct). Arabic nouns can either be singular( ﺍﻟﹿﻤﹹﻔﺮﹶﺩ), dual( ﺍﻟﻤﹹﺜﻨﳲﻲ), or plural( ﺍﹶﻟﺠﹷﻤﹿﻊﹸ). The Read more [...]

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